Found November 26, 2012 on
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With all the talk of helmet-to-helmet hits, concussions and long-term disability, regular football on-the-field violence just seems so mundane, doesn’t it?
It’s absolutely true that concussions have become the sexy injury in sports — so to speak — and certainly the sexy topic in terms of the safety of athletes. For years there had been stories about the challenges NFL players were facing in their post-playing days, and every so often someone like Paul Kariya would remind fans that head injuries are serious business.
However, with Sidney Crosby‘s extended concussion absence and the death of former Wild and Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard (and the massive New York Times piece that examined the circumstances of his death), concussions were suddenly too big an issue to ignore. Likewise, Steve Young‘s multiple concussions in the NFL didn’t seem so quaint anymore, and under pressure from the Players Association football has been working to prevent incidents such as two weeks ago, when mar...
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Looks like the NFL is in a generous mood during this Holiday season.
First we hear Ndamakong Suh gets off without a suspension, and now the league has decided that the New Orleans Saints DT Brodrick Bunkley kick to the back of the 49ers' Alex Boone does nto warrant a suspension either.
He will of course, receive a fine. The Associated Press cited an anonymous source saying...
Is it just me or has there been a spike in unsportsmanlike behavior in the NFL this season? New Orleans Saints lineman Brodrick Bunkley attempted to one-up Ndamukong Suh's groin kick on Thanksgiving by delivering a little swift kick of his own on Sunday. Watch as the former first round draft pick takes out his anger on San Francisco's Alex Boone by booting him in the back...
This is just a terrible choice on Bunkley’s part. The referee’s saw it and he was ejected from the game, and deservedly so. I’m not sure what possessed Bunkley to do this, every time I watch it I can only guess that Boone said something to him as Bunkley was hunched over him right before he kicked him. He will probably incur a fine and a suspension of some sort.My only...
Late in today’s game between the 49ers and the Saints, Brodrick Bunkley let his frustration get the best of him.
Alex Boone, a lineman for San Francisco, was kicked in the head by Bunkley after a play. Boone was on the ground at the time, with Bunkley standing over him.
No harm was done to Boone, but the officials saw it and ejected Bunkley. Enjoy paying that fine, sir.
The NFL will not be suspending Saints starting defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley for his kick to the back of offensive lineman Alex Boone's helmet in the final minutes of San Francisco's 31-21 victory over New Orleans on Sunday, a person familiar with the situation said.
The person spoke to The Associated Press Monday on condition of anonymity because the league has not...
New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley won't be suspended by the NFL for kicking 49ers guard Alex Boone during the Saints' 31-21 loss Sunday, the New Orleans Times Picayune reported Monday. However, Bunkley may be fined for the incident, because he was ejected from the game as a result. Bunkley kicked Boone while Boone was on the ground late in the fourth...
New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley was ejected in the fourth quarter of Sunday's NFL game in the Superdome for kicking San Francisco 49ers offensive guard Alex Boone in the head.
Boone was on the ground after a Niners field goal was blocked, while Bunkley stood over him and kicked him in the back of the head as he was getting up.
In addition to being...
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley avoided suspension by the NFL after their game actions during this past week.
During Thursday’s Thanksgiving Game from Ford Field, Suh appeared to kick Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub in the groin. Suh wasn’t flagged on the play however given Suh’s growing reputation...
NOT VERY SAINTLY
In what surely will result in a hefty fine from the league, Saints DT Brodrick Bunkley did his best Ndamukong Suh impersonation by kicking 49ers OL Alex Boone in the head. He was promptly ejected from game. Via Doug Farrar of Yahoo Sports:With 1:13 left in San Francisco's eventual 31-21 win, the 49ers were set up to kick a 33-yard field goal, but the attempt was blocked by...